Faith James is found on a remote beach in the south of Spain with a head injury and no recollection of how she got there. Recovering in hospital, she is desperate to return to her twenty-five-year-old, single life in Sydney.
But Faith has lost ten years of memories and her world becomes unrecognisable.
Her husband, Will, arrives to collect her, and she is told she has three young children waiting at home in London.
So begins the emotional journey to reclaim the life she’s forgotten, learn how to be a wife and mother, and mend a broken marriage. She wants to remember everything…
But are all memories worth fighting for, even the ones that hurt?
“I don’t think I get to pick and choose.”
“We both did things we weren’t proud of. Things that I’d be happy for you to forget. But if it comes back to you, I want you to know that I’m sorry. It was my fault.”
I wanted to ask him what we’d done, what awful things we’d put each other through. But I was afraid to know. Maybe, in some ways, my memory loss was a blessing. All the bad things had been wiped clean while for Will, he had to live with them each day, had to remember every word, every hurtful action.
I leant in closer and rested my head on his chest. At first his body stiffened, then he relaxed, put his arm around me and held me close.
We laid like that for a time while something skimmed the sky high above us.
“Look a shooting star,” he said.
“The International Space Station.”
I giggled. Then he bent his head, put his lips on mine and kissed me.
She is the bestselling author of The Quarantine Station and the Belle Series (Interwoven, A House of Lies and Beneath the Pepper Tree).
Michelle won the 2018 Best New Author category in the AusRom Today Reader’s Choice Awards. She was also a finalist for Author of the Year and Interwoven was a finalist for Best Book.
She has a keen passion for reading, writing and travel.